Here at home, these mongooses are a very familiar face. And our backyard has been of service in upbringing of many new little ones in their family. But ever since Cardi the cat made our backyard her camp spot, the mongooses avoided passing through it. Until one day, when I witnessed the mongooses contesting the cat for it, and again few days later, and again....okay, now that I’ve written that out, I realise it doesn’t actually sound that exciting. But you're just going to have to trust me. When you've spent a lot of time watching them, transformation from shy to aggressive can be thrilling. Imagine you just discovered that the shy guy at school spends his weekends cage fighting and driving race cars, it’s kind of like that.